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Democracy Now! Friday, January 22, 2010


Published January 22, 2010


Headlines

* Haiti to Relocate 400,000 from Port-au-Prince
* Supreme Court: No Limit on Corporate Spending on Elections
* Obama Proposes Limits on Bank Size, Trades
* Afghans Protest Deadly NATO Raid
* Gates Confirms Blackwater, DynCorp in Pakistan
* 50 Gitmo Prisoners to Remain Behind Bars Without Trial
* 42 Arrested on Eve of Gitmo Closure Deadline
* NASA: Previous Decade Was Warmest on Record
* Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Block EPA from Regulating Gases
* Tree-Sitting Activists Shut Down West Virginia Coal Mine
* Edwards Admits to Fathering Child in Extramarital Affair
* Air America to Cease Operations, File for Bankruptcy

In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign Spending

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect and defeat candidates. One lawmaker describes it as the worst Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott case justifying slavery. We speak with constitutional law professor, Jamin Raskin. [includes rush transcript]

Security “Red Zones” in Haiti Preventing Large Aid Groups from Effectively Distributing Aid

As thousands of well-equipped US soldiers pour into Haiti, there is an increasing concern about the militarization of the country, supporting the soldiers and not the people. Or, as one doctor put it, “people need gauze, not guns.” We take a look at aid distribution in Haiti and the effect on Haitians fighting to survive in the aftermath of the earthquake. [includes rush transcript]

Tè Tremblé: Journey to the Epicenter of the Earthquake

We take a journey to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. We go from Port-au-Prince, through Carrefour and Gressier to Léogâne. Earthquake survivors talk about the lack of any outside help as they continue to dig out their dead from the rubble and bury them in mass graves. [includes rush transcript]


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